Powerful teams are cohesive

If you think team cohesion is overrated, consider this anecdote from Tony Dungy, legendary NFL coach. This was in response to a question from the host on The James Brown Show, about the talent of the 2006-2007 Colts team – who won Super Bowl…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity – Installment #7: Presenting and Implementing a New Pay Scale

Happy New Year! Here’s the final post in our series on creating more equitable pay in organizations. Please see Installments 1-6 on the right sidebar for practical steps leading to this point. In an ideal world, I would have closed 2017 with this and…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity: Installment #6 – Feasibility and Budget Adjustments

Developing fair and equitable pay in organizations is an ethical practice that contributes to a healthier, more productive workforce, better operations, and more consistent budgeting. You can find practical tips in Installments 1-5 of this series on the right sidebar. Now that you (the…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity: Installment #5 – Discussion of Results

Is your organization striving to pay its employees more equitably? If so, great! This series teaches the basics of analyzing employee pay, conducting a wage comparability study of surrounding markets, and developing a new pay schedule based on the results. Please see Parts 1,…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity – Installment #4: Data Analysis

In a time of historic income inequality, how can organizations pay employees more equitably? One option combines data-driven practices with a dedicated, inclusive effort to study salaries, making adjustments where disparities are found. Please see Installments 1, 2, and 3 for background on the…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity – Installment #3 – Data Collection: Wage Comparability Study

 Ever wondered how organizations can develop fair and equitable pay for employees? We’ve got answers! For some background on this series, please see Installment 1: Overview and Key Steps and Installment 2: Data Collection Begins – Pay Scale. Wage comparability studies are available for…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity – Installment #2 – Data Collection Begins: Pay Scale

We’re on the topic of developing fair and equitable pay in organizations. For background on the series and the importance of pay transparency, please see Installment 1: Overview and Key Steps. Examining the current pay scale (sometimes called a salary schedule) is the first…

7 Steps Toward Pay Equity – Installment #1 – Overview and Key Steps

Compensation practices that ensure fair pay for employees can lead to remarkable outcomes: Reduced turnover More productive team members Happier people Resolution of behavioral issues you didn’t realize were connected to pay inequity Better bottom line (more profit, social impact, collective action, etc.) What…